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Sarries enjoy comeback success

29th December 2018, 18:24 by Tom McGarry

Saracens have moved back to within a point of Premiership leaders Exeter Chiefs following Saturday's 25-17 triumph over Worcester.

The reigning champions came into the match on the back of their first league defeat of the season - against the Chiefs last weekend - and made a slow start at Allianz Park as Duncan Weir and Ben Te'o crossed for the visitors.

Mako Vunipola then reduced the arrears with Sarries' first try of the match as the hosts went into the half-time break trailing 17-11.

However, after the interval Mark McCall's side showed exactly why they have been crowned Premiership champions in three of the last four years, with tries from Calum Clark and David Strettle helping them make it 10 wins from 11 league matches to date.

The result moves Saracens on to 46 points, one behind Exeter, who were beaten by Northampton Saints on Friday, while Worcester remain second from bottom.

The day's other results in the Premiership saw Sale Sharks upset high-flying Gloucester by claiming a bonus-point 30-15 victory at Kingsholm, while Harlequins leapfrogged Wasps in the standings after a 20-13 triumph at The Stoop.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.

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